another setback in the search for a in a hole fallen-little Julen in Spain: In the preparations for the drilling of a second vertical shaft, there were complications, said the engineer, Angel García Vidal on the Friday before journalists. His Team had come up with a "solid rock" of slate, whereby the work is delayed further.
Vidal, should be begun in the night on Saturday with the drilling operations, helpers, machines and two drilling rigs ready. Under "favorable conditions" could be completed the drilling operations in 15 hours. "You can be confident that we will achieve Julen," said the engineer.
In the rescue operation, the Swedish company Stockholm Precision Tools AB is involved. They had contributed in 2010 to the rescue of the 33 Chilean buried miners who were rescued after 69 days under the earth.
Unclear whether Julen is still alive
The two-year-old Julen was like, according to his family on Sunday in the vicinity of the Andalusian municipality of Totalán in the hole, while his parents nodded in the vicinity of pick. The 110-metre-deep exploration shaft, with a diameter of only 25 centimetres had been drilled, according to local media in December in search of water. Therefore, the hole was not covered.
With a large contingent of the forces tried since then, in a dramatic race against time to find the boy and to the mountains. Rubble and earth that had ripped Julen in his fall, apparently, the block in approximately 70 meters of depth of the hole, it is also too narrow for the salvage forces. No one knows whether Julen is still alive. (scl/sda)
Created: 19.01.2019, 03:07 PM